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 Do our club a favor:  if you have a friend who's not yet playing online, pick up the phone.  Remind her (him) that there are free lessons at the club every Wednesday at 10 for anyone who needs help getting started. Who knows how long it will be till we get back to face-to-face play?  In the meantime, we keep our skills sharp and support our club by  playing in the Virtual Club games on line.  Call Lynn at (386)736-6228 if that Wednesday time isn't good; we can make other arrangements.

Free BRIDGE Lessons on Zoom
Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:30
Email Sharon at
to be included in the free session
New 0-100 Game

 Thursday Mornings at 9:30

Starts August 6

2020 Board

DeLand Bridge Club 2020 Board 

Paul Moniz, President

Nancy Zook, Secretary

 Kathy Cappy, Financial Reports

Nancy Sharff, Supplies

Lynn Sorensen, House & Grounds

Joan Lee, Supplies

Linda Kehoe, Publicity, Membership

Joan Ravede, Sunshine

Lynn Martin, Publicity

Our Club

A Short History of the DeLand Bridge Club

Groups formed in DeLand and DeBary in the late 1950’s, joining ACBL in ’58 and playing in a lot of venues, some quite imaginative: restaurants, a fire hall, the Elks Club, the Woman’s Club, the Putnam Hotel. In 1962, Pete Besom and Norman Mortimer began looking for property and found the Deerfoot Road site. Permission had to be given by neighbors to have a club in the area, and a small building on the site, a former BOQ hut from the local Navy base, was sold and moved.

The building was designed by Norman Mortimer and built by John Witt, funded by shares in a first mortgage paying the then Pass-Book rate of 5%. The minimum investment was $300, and no one was permitted to put in more than $3000, the theory being that no one should have too great a say in what was done. 32 individuals and families participated. Mike Accardi, Leonard Munson and Norman Mortimer guaranteed the investments for a few who were worried that the Club would not succeed.

Member “sweat equity” got the building ready for opening in October, 1964. Many of the appliances were donated. Members installed them, as well as the kitchen cabinets. Curtain poles with card symbol finials were placed at each window with yards and yards of simple drapes made by a member. There was no carpet, just a bare concrete floor. Members brought carpet samples to put under cold feet, and a yard and plant sale was held on opening day to start a carpet fund.

The 30 year mortgage was paid off in 12 years. The two clubs had consolidated by then, and the Club, a non-profit corporation, is still going strong.


The DeLand Bridge club Board meets on the third Tuesday each month.  We encourage members to attend board meetings and if they have an item either to present in person or by letter to the President

2020 List of Members
Member List